Activists hold up signs outside the Vatican as Pope Francis meets with oil executives Friday. The meeting marked the second year that Francis has invited oil and financial sector executives to the Vatican to impress upon them his concern that preserving God’s creation is one of the fundamental challenges facing humankind today. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)

Activists hold up signs outside the Vatican as Pope Francis meets with oil executives Friday. The meeting marked the second year that Francis has invited oil and financial sector executives to the Vatican to impress upon them his concern that preserving God’s creation is one of the fundamental challenges facing humankind today. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)

Major oil companies commit to carbon pricing at Vatican

Pope Francis asked them to avoid “perpetrating a brutal act of injustice” against the poor.

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